COVID-19 STATUS FOR RESIDENTS WHO RELY ON OUR WATER FILLING STATIONS:
We understand water fill up is an essential service used in your home and we are committed to continue offering this service, and some added precautionary steps have been added to the service in order to do that:
- Label your bottle(s) with your name (masking tape is fine).
- Wipe down your water jug before coming to the store.
- While parked, call us at 905-774-6115 and indicate you are here for a water fill up, while you remain in your vehicle.
- Staff will come out to your vehicle and collect your water jugs and arrange payment or plan.
- Staff will fill and deliver jugs back out to your vehicle.
Water machine is being cleaned thoroughly after each use.
Water’s an essential ingredient to a healthy lifestyle, yet it’s often the most neglected. Doctors recommend we drink 6-8 glasses of water per day for optimum health, though this is often difficult when you don’t like the taste of your water, or are concerned about its quality.
Purely Natural Water is made fresh daily using absolutely no chemicals.
With over 99% of contaminants removed, it is the highest purity of water available. It tastes so good, you’ll enjoy drinking the recommended 6 to 8 glasses of water per day!
It is not difficult to understand why drinking enough water is so extremely important when we realize that nearly 70% of the body’s weight is made up of water.
Practically every living cell in the body depends on water to carry out essential functions. Water cleanses the body, flushes out vital organs and encourages a feeling of well being. It is so important that a minute reduction of body water (4 – 5%) will result in a decline of 20 – 30% in work performance.
It makes common sense that with all the important functions that water has in the body, the quality of water you drink can radically affect your health. That is why it is vitally important that you drink only the best available water.
What is pure water?
It is simply H20 — two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. That’s it. Not H20 plus chemicals, metals, particulate, mineral salts, bacteria or any other contaminants. Unfortunately, today it is virtually impossible to find “pure” water in its natural state anywhere on our planet.
Could My Water Be Contaminated?
Today, most people are aware of the problems with our drinking water. There are news reports each week about yet another clean-up effort on chemical spills, agricultural run-offs, e-coli bacteria, cryptosporidium and acid rain. Toxic materials such as PCBs and heavy metals are rapidly leaching into our aquifers and contaminating our water supplies faster than government agencies can find solutions.
Water, being nature’s “universal solvent”, has the ability to dissolve almost anything with which it comes in contact. Hence, rain and melting snow carry pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers into our streams, rivers, lakes, and wells. Nitrates from fertilizers used for agriculture and home lawn care can contaminate water supplies. Trichloroethylene and benzene, the most commonly found contaminants surrounding industrial waste sites, are both known to cause cancer.
Municipal water that is chlorinated kills most bacteria and viruses. However, we know chlorine is a dangerous chemical because it forms cancer causing compounds such as trihalomethanes and chloroforms when it mixes with organic matter. This is just one example of what happens when chemicals combine. What other combinations are happening that we are not aware of?
Contamination can also occur after water has been treated. Increasing amounts of lead, asbestos, bacteria, heavy metals, and other contaminants may leach into your water supply as pipes, solder joints, and brass fixtures deteriorate with age. Lead, when ingested, can cause severe kidney damage and learning disabilities … particularly in children.
Understanding Water Solutions/Alternatives
Filtered water has passed through a fine strainer and/or activated carbon. While carbon filters reduce bad taste and odours like chlorine, most are not effective in removing contaminants like nitrates, lead, sodium, bacteria…and the list goes on. Cargon filters can also remove organic chemicals, however, most are too small to be very effective.
Consumers today are seeing a wide variety of bottled water on the market. It can be confusing when you look at all the different brands and types of water. How do you know what you’re getting?
Spring, Mineral, Natural
All of these bottled waters come from an underground source such as a well or spring. However, these waters may still contain many of the minerals, salts, inorganic metals, and chemicals that can be found in tap water.
Distilled, Purified by Reverse Osmosis
These waters typically come from a well, spring or tap and are processed to remove most contaminants. They must contain 10 ppm of Total Dissolved Solids, (TDS) or less … compared to Spring Water that typically contains 300 to 450 ppm of TDS
How Do I Keep My Bottles Clean?
All bottles should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized every 2 to 3 months. This can be done at home by using the following simple steps:
- Fill your container half full with tap water and add 1/2 tsp. of bleach.
- Close cap and shake the bottle vigorously, remove the cap and rinse thoroughly.
- Rinse the bottle several more times to ensure no bleach odour remains.
- For optimum cleaning, rinse your bottle with Purely Natural Water before refilling.
How Do I Store My Water?
Bottled water should be kept in a cool, dark location with the cap firmly in place, away from chemicals and cleaning supplies
What Is the Shelf Life of Purely Natural Water?
‘Made’ fresh daily, and the sooner you drink it, the better it will taste.
Maximum freshness is achieved if bottled water is used within 3 – 4 weeks of filling. After this period, the water will still be safe to drink, but it may have a “flat” taste.
How Do I Transport My Water?
Bottles placed in the trunk may roll around and break. On hot days, loosen the lid on all empty bottles to prevent a pressure build up and cracking.
Will My 18L Bottles Fit Any Water Cooler?
All 18L bottles will fit any type of water cooler. However, coolers with a no spill lid system will require a special cap for your bottle.
Do We Need the Minerals Found in Water?
No. Over 95% of major and trace minerals ingested daily come from food – less than 5% from the water we drink. So there is no need to be concerned about losing an opportunity to receive extra minerals from your water. An 8 oz. glass of milk contains more calcium and magnesium than 5 gallons of water.
What is the Importance of Purified Water in Weight Loss?
Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Water naturally suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that an increase in water intake will cause fat deposits to decrease.
Come in or contact GrandErie today about using our water transfer stations.